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Thankfully, Oregon has a number of strong leaders fighting for these investments, including Sen. Ron Wyden and Congressman Peter DeFazio, who have key committee leadership roles in bill negotiations. Likewise, Sen.
NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad told a House panel last week that the agency has already made history on the hiring front this year, with women now occupying half of all the assistant administrator jobs. At last week’s virtual hearing before the Subcommittee on Environment, Rep.
The House of Representatives passed the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), legislation to protect abortion rights in Oregon and across the country, with Reps. Suzanne Bonamici, Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer and Kurt Schrader all voting in favor of the legislation.
Columbia County is on its way to having a small business resource center. CET has secured part of the funding for a four-year, $175,000-per-year startup phase through the SBDC network, which includes $75,000 per year in state funds and $33,000 per year from U.S. Small Business Administration funds, according to Oregon SBDC network director Mark Gregory.
Rural fire departments in Clatsop County will receive more than $1.2 million in federal grants to buy new tools and resources that are in compliance with the National Fire Protection Association, U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici announced. Warrenton will receive $160,952. Knappa will receive $200,000. Cannon Beach will receive grants of $574,571 and $46,380.
The Preventing HEAT Illness and Deaths Act would formalize an Obama-era interagency program to monitor extreme heat and incentivize community initiatives. Oregon Democrat Suzanne Bonamici sponsored the House bill along with Crist. While Sens. Edward J. Markey and Alex Padilla, Democrats from Massachusetts and California respectively, filed a Senate version.
Bonamici said she was "thrilled" to be standing inside something that has, for years, been talked about with growing enthusiasm in Beaverton. "This is going to be a wonderful addition to the community here, not just for Beaverton, but for the whole area," she said.
It is encouraging that Suzanne Bonamici already understands the importance of a price on carbon.
Leger Fernández is co-sponsoring the bill with U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, a Democrat from Oregon, and is optimistic that they will receive support from members of Congress on both sides of the aisle. “Our nation’s important transition to clean energy will create significant economic growth,” Bonamici said in a press release.
Time is running out to make long-overdue investments in our country’s growing community of LGBTQ+ elders, who have spent their lives breaking barriers and blazing the path toward equality for the generations who follow.